Worldwide outrage has today gripped the world, as China has declared war on all bold type. Typesetters, possibly across the universe, have joined forces to call an end to what they call a "barbaric attempt to defuse anger and limit freedom of expression".
China first "declared war" on strongly emphasised text, by issuing a statement to their state TV channel "Channel TV", stating:
"True understanding comes from seeing the importance of words by context, not requiring further embellishment with Westernised notions of bold, italic or underline. From this month we ban all use of bold text. In the coming months we may further decide to ban yellow text on white backgrounds, and possibly the use of comic sans font type."
The "Chinese solution", as it's being dubbed across the Western press, is quickly gaining supporters and dissenters, with a war raging across the internet and printed media. Some illicit Chinese newspapers are being printed entirely in bold text, with one even going so far as to putting strike-through across all characters, as well.
"It's a, dare I say it, bold move by the Chinese," astrologer Norman Watts told us. "Perhaps when mars moves back into line with venus, they will change their minds."
Enigmatic, I'm sure you'll agree.